Command Line IRC Client F-IRC 1.31 Released [Ubuntu PPA]

January 20, 2014

irc client for command line

F-IRC, an irc client for terminals/command-line/console now is at version 1.31 which brings several improvements.

As you may know, F-IRC aims to be as user friendly as possible with easy navigation and keyboard shortcuts for quick navigation. The learning curve should be as shallow as possible.

The latest version F-IRC 1.31 brings below changes:

  • rewrites IRC protocol handling (much more stable)
  • Nicks can now be aligned in a column. You can now add a marker line to see where you left off (this is also automatic when changing channels)
  • An improved configuration editor
  • A tab-completion dictionary
  • Improved scroll-back window navigation. You can now invoke an external program/script when there’s a nick-hit
  • A “headlines” window has been added. You can now set custom highlight words

F-IRC client

How to Install F-IRC in Ubuntu:

I’ve uploaded the latest builds to launchpad PPA, so we can easily install the client by running below commands one by one in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install f-irc

Works for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint and their derivatives.

If you don’t like the PPAs, download the DEBs from launchpad page

F-IRC Homepage

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